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©  Graham Brown LRPS

IoE Number: 384165
Location: 28,28A,30 KING STREET (east side)
  KINGS LYNN, KINGS LYNN AND WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
Photographer: Graham Brown LRPS
Date Photographed: 29 July 2001
Date listed: 01 December 1951
Date of last amendment: 26 July 1993
Grade I

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KING'S LYNN TF6120SE KING STREET 610-1/7/94 (East side) 01/12/51 Nos.28, 30 AND 32 (Formerly Listed as: KING STREET (East side) Nos.28, 28A AND 30) (Formerly Listed as: KING STREET (East side) No.32) GV I House; of stone, c1180, possibly with warehouse to ground floor and hall above, rear extensions C14-C16, timber-framed shopfront to southern half of facade (Nos 28-30) late C14, early C19 brick skin to north part (No.32). Restored 1978-82. 2-storey timber-framed element of facade. 3 bays each side of central doorway formed of vertical studs with rectangular top lights. Studs with filled mortices for pentice hood. Colourwashed brick first floor infill. Studs with straight braces and 2 renewed windows. Gabled plain tiled roof. Northern part of early C19. Colourwashed brick. 3 storeys. Panelled doors to right and left, the former led to a passageway. Fenestration of horned sashes. Gabled slate roof. Rear roof slopes all of pantiles. 2-storeyed gabled rear wings, both lower than the front ranges. A third to the south demolished. INTERIOR. Dominated by Norman hall which runs from the north wall of No.32 to centre of timber-framed element, the main entrance passage running immediately south of the south wall of hall. Limestone and brick. North and south walls with a pair of round arches in freestone standing on short chamfered piers with spurs. Arches to ground-floor at south end now missing (presumably when shopfront was built), and only springer of west upper arch remains. North wall arches all complete. Hall split into 2 by insertion of north-south wall c1400: rubblestone. Inserted late C15 brick stack in east wall south compartment, the east wall itself rebuilt in brick. South compartment open to roof and late C20 staircase balcony inserted at north and west at first floor level. Late C14 shop, now offices. Door leads right from entrance passage. Heavy rough-cut chamfered bridging beam with mortices for arched braces to principal studs. Heavy joists on straight braces approach shopfront. North-west corner retains portion of ashlar. South cross wing is 2 storeys, open to roof in eastern part. Inserted brick stack in east wall with external flue. Doorway to north side under a pointed arch. Open hall with 4 bays of a crown post roof: square section posts with arched braces to crown purlin and dropping braces from post to chamfered tie beams. Blocked fireplace at first floor from pre-restoration floored layout. Opposing 4-light chamfered mullioned windows north and south under eaves. North cross wing: retains one crown post of similar type. An exceptionally rare and notable example of a C12 upper-hall house in an urban context.

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